Dogs are beautifully complex and sensitive animals (kind of like humans) with unique needs and an uncanny ability to make us smile. Stability and consistency in their relationships is a key component in ensuring their long-term health and wellbeing. The Odog team provides regular socialization, exercise and of course, lots of love that will help improve your dog’s behavior.
Socialization is a huge part of the Odog program and we vet all of our dogs (and the people who care for them) with test adventures to ensure that they have a “pack mentality” and can reliably stay with the group while we’re out on adventures. While not all dogs end up in the group, we still love them. And when possible, we love to recommend alternative options like trainers and traditional dog walkers as well.
A former kindergarten teacher, Joel brought his passion and humor from the classroom to the hiking trails, where he provided his dogs with the same joy and happiness as his young students. Joel passed away in February of 2015 and his memory is part of every Odog Adventure that goes out today.
Judson owns and manages Odog Adventures with a passion for dogs, fun and adventures.
Kirsten is big fan of dogs, marketing and making cool stuff.
Tracy is pro-dog adventurer, yogi and climbing enthusiast.
Absolutely no aggressive dogs or people. Dogs must be current on vaccinations including bordetella, licensed, and wearing their license, rabies, and owner info tags. All dogs must be fixed (spayed or neutered) by their first adventure. Odog and our vets highly recommend that your dog(s) be on some kind of monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative.
If you cancel after 7pm the night before an adventure (or petsitting) you will be charged 100% for the adventure(s) and 50% of the entire pet-sitting service. If your dog is not home or accessible during our agreed upon pick-up window, you will be charged 100% for the adventure.
Our team is certified in pet first aid and will attend to basic dog medical needs (cut paws, minor scratches, etc) in the field. For any medical needs beyond the basics, we will act in the best interest of the dogs and contact each pup’s emergency contact and vet’s office.
Dogs will be dogs. They play hard, go swimming, roll around in the mud, get scratches and sometimes, they get, well, dirty. We do our very best to clean them off before we bring them home, but we are not a grooming service so we wont guarantee your dog wont be a wee bit dirty after he plays in the woods for a few hours. We promise to wipe paws and dry your pup off, but please remember how much fun they had when you get home 🙂
We suggest sending your pet on at least 2 adventures per week to notice positive behavior and socialization changes.
You know your pet, and you are familiar with your dog’s response to other dogs, other people, and open ranges. It is important you understand the context of your dog within our operating guidelines. Odog wants to offer your pet an awesome experience so check out all the information below.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Odog Adventures is currently at capacity. To add your pup to our waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
First, we schedule a test adventure, which is a regular (paid) adventure with a pack of Odogs that determines if your pet is a good fit for the group. Your dog(s) will be going to a very large fenced in area (usually 20 acres) where we will test them for socialization, recall, and pack mentality. We will be in touch after the adventure to discuss how they did.
We will need to schedule a time to meet the morning of the test adventure. This meeting will be very brief as you have been sent all of the information you need. It is important that you are there while we meet your dog(s) for the very first time, and you can see them off on their first adventure. We typically do this meeting during the week between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
We will contact you directly with the necessary forms—vet release, liability waiver and contract. You must have all of these forms filled out before your pup’s first adventure.